GeForce 9600 GS OEM vs Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition

GeForce 9600 GS OEM
Memory: 768Mb DDR2DESKTOP
Release date: 29 Jul 2008
GeForce 9600 GS OEM
Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 7 Mar 2013
Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition
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Summary

Reasons to consider GeForce 9600 GS OEM

Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Tesla), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.
PhysX support, however PhysX performance on newest games may be poor.

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition

Based on theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce 9600 GS OEMRadeon HD 7950 Mac Edition
GPU NameG94 (G94-300-A1)vsTahiti (Tahiti PRO)
Fab Process65 nmvs28 nm
Die Size240 mm²vs352 mm²
Transistors505 millionvs4,313 million
Shaders48vs1792
Compute Units3vs28
Core clock500 MHzvs800 MHz
ROPs12vs32
TMUs24vs112

Memory Configuration

GeForce 9600 GS OEMRadeon HD 7950 Mac Edition
Memory TypeDDR2vsGDDR5
Bus Width192 bitvs384 bit
Memory Speed1000 MHz
2000 MHz effective
vs1250 MHz
5000 MHz effective
Memory Size768 Mbvs3072 Mb

Additional details

GeForce 9600 GS OEMRadeon HD 7950 Mac Edition
TDP0 wattsvs200 watts
Release Date29 Jul 2008vs7 Mar 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce 9600 GS OEM
    6.00 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition
    25.60 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce 9600 GS OEM
    12.00 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition
    89.60 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce 9600 GS OEM
    48.00 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition
    240.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce 9600 GS OEM
    120.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition
    2867.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better